Neil Lequia: The Intersection of LGBTQ Activism and Cannabis Legalization

Cara Wietstock, host of Fresh Cut by Ganjapreneur, meets with Neil Lequia, founder of The Full Spectrum, the first LGBTQ organization in cannabis, to discuss diverse pioneers within the industry and the benefits of focusing on inclusion.

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In this episode of Fresh Cut, host Cara Wietstock meets with Neil Lequia, who is the founder of The Full Spectrum, the first LGBTQ organization within the cannabis industry. The Full Spectrum is dedicated to the improvement of diversity awareness and inclusion within the industry, with a mission of engaging in the creation and production of beneficial resources, events and activities to expand cultural awareness, empower individuals, and strengthen community.

Cara and Neil discuss some of the early LGBTQ pioneers of cannabis legalization and its relation to the rise of AIDS, how corporations currently engage with the LGTBQ community and how they can improve these relationships, and more! Visit the Full Spectrum website to find out more.

Watch Neil’s interview with VICE for their recent documentary “HIV: The Neglected Pandemic“.


The Full Spectrum would also like to thank Landrace Labs for contributing a percentage of sales to help with fundraising, and to highlight upcoming events with The Cannabis Alliance and the 30th Anniversary of Hempfest.

Landrace Labs: https://landracelabs.com
The Cannabis Alliance: https://thecannabisalliance.org
Hempfest: https://www.hempfest.org

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